Kyle Allen will start at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers when they take on the San Francisco 49ers this weekend.

The Panthers are 4-0 with Allen since Cam Newton was shut down with what has been described as a mild left Lisfranc sprain.

"Just so everybody knows, Kyle will start this week as we go forward," Ron Rivera said. "For the most part, Cam's going to continue his rehab. He's done a great job. He'll be with the trainers. We're not putting any pressure on Cam [to return]. He's done a great job doing the things we've asked of him.

"He's gone above and beyond as far as working with our quarterbacks and helping them along the way. Until I get something else given to me by the trainers and doctors, he'll continue to do his program."

Regarding a report last week that Newton was healthy and would begin practice this week, Rivera said, "You might see him, you might not."